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Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Create Migrant, Refugee Offices in Parishes, South African Catholic Archbishop Proposes

The plight of refugees and migrants as far as documentation is concerned can be addressed by the creation of an office that specifically deals with this vulnerable group in each Catholic Parish, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has proposed.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Consider Refugees, Migrants “new missionary territory,” South African Archbishop Says

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has expressed concern about the difficult lives of refugees and migrants, especially their challenging search for settlement, and suggested that the vulnerable group be considered “a new missionary territory”.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appeals That Migrants Not Be Sent Back to Unsafe Countries

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries.

Migrants on an overcrowded boat awaiting help/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Internationalis Urges Protection for Migrants After Boat Capsizes off Libyan Coast

Following the capsizing of a boat off the coast of Libya, the April 22-23 incident that left at least 130 migrants dead, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has called for the setting up of mechanisms to safeguard the rights of migrants. 

Commuters get COVID-19 test results checked at the South African side of the border -- but a surge in cases is overwhelming authorities on both sides.

Southern Africa Bishops Concerned about Distressing Situation of Migrants at Border Posts

Two Catholic Bishops in Southern African nations have expressed concerns about the “distressing situation” of migrants trying to cross into South Africa from neighboring countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Caritas Internationalis Offering Help and Comfort to Migrants in Mali

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is offering help and comfort to migrants leaving Africa for Europe through Mali, housing them and providing them with “support and advice on their journey.”

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 12, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: Do not Forget the Poor During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The suffering of the poor cannot be ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Thursday in his televised morning homily.

Pope Francis on Jan. 31, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Christians Can Unite in Welcoming Migrants, Each Other

Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Placard representing the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) during SECAM Golden Jubilee in Kampala, Uganda 28.07.2019 / ACI Africa/Fr. Don Bosco

Faced with “economic, climate, political disorders,” North Africa Bishops Support Migrants

The Catholic Bishops of North Africa under the umbrella body called the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA) recently reconfirmed their solidarity with thousands of migrants present in their region and promised to reach out to them.